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4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel Playlist!

Rock crawling through Area BFE at Moab, Utah

View the 4WD Rock Crawling & Racing Channel's high definition coverage of rock crawling, Ultra4, LOORS and VORRA racing, hardcore Jeep 'wheeling and off-road competition! For extensive HD video coverage of   rock crawling and off-road racing, see the playlist below:

Larry McRae interview at the 2014 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari!

Larry McRae, President at Poison Spyder Customs and a BFGoodrich® Tires performance team member, attends the Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari each year. From a four-wheeling family, Larry learned desert challenges early on.  In this three-part HD video interview at the 2014 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari , join us as Larry McRae talks about four-wheeling, off-road tires, the TDS event and his #4415 Ultra4 racing Jeep! 

Rob MacCachren, legendary off-road racer!

     Rob MacCachren is an off-road racing legend, hard won through consistent teamwork and top driving skill. In this HD video discussion, Rob shares a unique inside view of his race trucks for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Hear Rob talk about equipment needs, team effort and technology required for trucks to win at Pro 4 and Pro 2 racing!

LOORS Pro 2 winner Bryce Menzies

     Bryce Menzies is rapidly becoming a racing legend. His #70 Pro 2 race truck competes in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Within this HD video discussion, Bryce shares insight into the technology, tuning, race team support and sponsors that make Stronghold a top racing team. Our backdrop is the pit area at the 2013 LOORS Race, Wild West Motorsports Park east of Sparks, Nevada!

Brad Falin's Duramax diesel powered Ultra4 in final assembly phase

     4WD Mechanix Magazine covered key Ultra4 and VORRA races from 2010-12. In this article on past racing events and personalities, you will find the short HD video of Brad Falin's Duramax diesel powered Ultra4 race car under construction. Click here for more coverage on this race car from the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race!

Shannon Campbell's Ultra4 car ready for pre-running near Reno, Nevada

     Racing legend Shannon Campbell, King of the Hammers champion, comes back to Reno, Nevada for the 2011 Stampede Race. In this one-on-one interview with Moses Ludel, Shannon Campbell discusses off-road racing, setting up a winning race car and his history as a formidible competitor! See the three HD videos below:

  • 'LS' powerplant for winning Ultra4 races! HD Video: Shannon Campbell Interview, Part 1 In Part 1 of this three segment interview, Shannon Campbell shares details on off-road racing, Ultra4 competition, race car design and his winning strategy. Join Moses Ludel and Shannon Campbell in this live dialogue before the 2011 Stampede Race.    
  •  It takes equipment to win races! HD Video: Shannon Campbell Interview, Part 2 In Part 2 of this three segment interview, Shannon Campbell shares strategies and details of his winning race car. Join Moses Ludel and Shannon Campbell in this live dialogue before the 2011 Stampede Race!    
  • Single seat means Shannon Campbell is in it alone to the finish line! HD Video: Shannon Campbell Interview, Part 3 In Part 3 of this three segment interview, Shannon Campbell shares strategies and details of his winning race car. Join Moses Ludel and Shannon Campbell in this live dialogue before the 2011 Stampede Race!    

Shannon Campbell waits for the start of the 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race near Reno, Nevada.

     HD Video Series: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Action! This intensive HD video series coverage reveals Ultra4 racing at its best! A qualifier for the King of the Hammers, the Stampede Ultra4 Race now vies with the KOH for challenges. See Shannon Campbell, Jason Scherer, Jesse Haines and JT Taylor battle the roughest rocks and desert Nevada can muster! See each of the action packed HD videos at the playlist links below:

2012 Griffin's King of the Hammers Race at Johnson Valley

     2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race Week 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race and inaugural Everyman's Race took place at Johnson Valley, CA on February 10th. Below is extensive HD video coverage of the event week: 

  • 2012 Griffin King of the Hammer Ultra4 Race 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race Action On February 10, 2012, the 6th annual Griffin King of the Hammers Race took place at Johnson Valley, CA. The Hammertown crowd swelled to over 20,000 spectators by race day, and the Ultra4 field of 136 cars delivered sensational, fast-action, rock crawling and desert racing. 4WD Mechanix Magazine covered the event week in HD video! Here are two videos from the extensive series.    
  • Shannon Campbell interview at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race Shannon Campbell Interview Series at Hammertown  Shannon Campbell is a crowd favorite and the 2011 Ultra4 Champion. In this HD video interview series, Shannon shares insights into Ultra4 racing, the useful equipment, support needed and how to set up for the King of the Hammers. There are eight (8) HD videos at this link/page!    
  • Brad Falin's 2012 King of the Hammers Duramax Diesel Ultra4 Brad Falin's Duramax Diesel at the 2012 Griffin KOH Race  Bradley's Race Works entered the first Duramax diesel powered Ultra4 in the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race. In these HD videos, Brad Falin shares details on the car, the race challenges and prospects. Miles Kelley, co-driver, shares his vantage. There are six (6) HD videos available at this link/page.    
  •  2012 Smittybilt Every Man's Challenge Race  2012 Smittybilt Every Man's Challenge Race At the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers event week, Smittybilt sponsored the inaugural Every Man's Challenge Race on February 5th. See the race start and interviews with the Team Robby Bobby crew!    
  • 2012 King of the Hammers and Every Man's Race at Johnson Valley Meet Team Robby Bobby The inaugural 2012 Every Man's Challenge drew teams from around the U.S. One team earned a large following online, and at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers event week, 4WD Mechanix Magazine interviewed the crew and heard post-race reflections. See the Jeep CJ-7 race car and Team Robby Bobby up close!    

Lonely finish line near Fernley, Nevada, a checkered flag waiting for the next desert racer

     HD Video: 2012 VORRA USA 500 Race HD video coverage of the second annual VORRA USA 500 Race. Starting at Fernley, Nevada, the 2012 race featured several classes of cars and top VORRA drivers. Rod Hall Racing was among the sponsors and racers. See pit action plus exciting start-finish coverage in the two HD videos available at this link/page!

Ready to roll again!

     HD Video: 2012 VORRA USA 500 Pit Action! Exclusive HD video coverage from the second annual VORRA USA 500 Race. Check point pit crew efforts can determine the outcome of a race. See the intense pit action in the two HD videos available at this link/page!

The same truck at the checkered flag...

     2011 VORRA MasterPull USA 500 Desert Race Videos July 16, 2011, the MasterPull USA 500 race took place at the Nevada desert. Racing from Fernley to north of Lovelock, the VORRA sanctioned course drew on the expertise of Rod Hall. Moses Ludel shot this video coverage from the start through the pitting action and eventually at the finish line! See the action in the 'FLV' videos at the pages/links listed below:

JeepSpeed Prepped XJ at 'Xtreme Outlaws' Race 2010

     Desert Off-Road Racing & Rock Crawling Events Videos produced by Moses Ludel, both trackside and in the pits! See off-road desert racing and rockcrawling at its best, the Stampede Race near Reno, Nevada. See the video coverage of the inaugural 2010 Stampede Race at the links/pages listed below:

'Pro Pit' based at Yerington, Nevada, covers VORRA, Best in the Desert, the Stampede and other races.

     HD Video: B.F. Goodrich Pro Pit at the Races Behind the scenes at every off-road racing event are the pit crews. In addition to the race team crews, tire and repair crews like the Pro Pit (Yerington, Nevada based) provide vital service for the race cars. At the 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race, the Pro Pit represented B.F. Goodrich racers. In this HD video, get insight into how this crew prepares and stocks a highly effective remote service program.

Rob MacCachren signs posters at 2011 Off-Road Expo

     HD Video: Rob MacCachren Presentation  At the 2011 Off-Road Expo, Pomona, California, Rob MacCachren was inducted into the Off-Road Hall of Fame. In the two-part HD video series at this link/page, Rob addresses fans at the B.F. Goodrich display area, sharing his history and lifetime achievements at off-road racing.

Austin won a ride in Brad Falin's potent desert race car!

     Video: Youth Wins Ride in 4WD Desert Race Car! 14-year-old Austin won an "E-ticket ride" in Brad Falin's desert race car. While visiting his grandparents, he attended a bingo fundraiser for the Lyon County Search and Rescue program. His winning bingo card earned a free ride in the high powered 4WD race car.

Tommi Ahvala Exhibition at Reno

     Action Video: Tommi Ahvala Trials Motorcycle Exhibition Tommi Ahvala is a World Champion motorcycle trials rider. He provides a terrific demonstration of trials motorcycling in this video. See Tommi Ahvala perform live at the 2011 Reno Off-Road Motorsports Expo!

     Whether you enjoy family four-wheeling, adventure destinations, trailering, off-road racing or hardcore rock crawling, 4WD Mechanix© Magazine's '4WD Video Network' delivers high-definition programming! Open to full-screen, 1080P quality for maximum viewing enjoyment—or for detailed close-up tutorials! 
 
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